Delta Air Lines has announced three new UK routes for next Summer.
One reason to care about this is that you can earn and redeem Virgin Points for flights on Delta. You will also earn Virgin Flying Club tier points if you take one of these flights for cash.
The three new routes are:
- Edinburgh to Atlanta – five flights per week, from 25th May
- Los Angeles to London Heathrow – daily, from 25th March
- New York JFK to London Gatwick – daily, from 10th April
I was surprised to learn that Delta doesn’t already fly from Los Angeles to Heathrow, but it seems that the route was dropped back in 2015.
The New York JFK to Gatwick service is presumably a spoiler to make life harder for JetBlue, as it makes no sense otherwise to go up against British Airways and Norse Atlantic. That said, Delta did fly this route as recently as 2008.